Artist in Residency Program

The Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to introduce its newest artist in residency program. This program was created to provide an environment designed to support our artist's creative and professional development. The gallery is transformed into a working studio providing the artist access to space, resources, and assistance. At the end of the 7-week residency the artist will have a closing reception.

The Frank Juarez Gallery is located at 207 E. Buffalo Street, #600, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202.


Past: Frank Juarez Gallery AiR Program featuring new works by Ryan Woolgar

October 27 - December 8, 2018

Ryan Woolgar writes, “The act of writing creates marks on a surface. I compose these marks to highlight their gestural beauty rather than focus on the meaning of words. These images capture the inaudible echo that is our thoughts; the running script behind one’s eyes”.

Inspired by what thinking looks like, Woolgar layers free writing to obscure the meaning of words. This creates a network of marks that is universal in appearance no matter the message or the author. Woolgar (b.1989) is a Milwaukee-based artist, who holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His work can often be found in restaurants and galleries in Wisconsin.

Selected exhibitions include: Continuum 2018: After 25 Years, Kenilworth Square East Gallery; 31 Emerge, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts; Drawing Attention, Gallery 224; Forward 2016: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, Charles Allis Decorative Arts Museum; 2nd Annual Figure Exhibition, Var Gallery; Kick a Hole Right in the Sky, UW Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery; 30x30x30, Var Gallery.

Images courtesy of the artist.

Reception Photos

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Past: Frank Juarez Gallery AiR Program featuring new works by Sara Willadsen

November 4 - December 16, 2017

During this residency, Sara Willadsen will continue to explore formal aesthetics using handmade collage materials and a variety of mark-making techniques inspired by existing spaces in Sheboygan County. By combining these methods with re-appropriations of her own past work, new environments will emerge throughout the gallery to result in an extensive installation that exhibits her intuitive and spontaneous work process.

Willadsen will be working at the gallery on Saturdays from 11am - 4pm. The public is invited to stop by and get to know the artist. 

Press: She Came from Sheboygan Falls: Up-and-coming artist Sara Willadsen takes a thoughtful approach to her paintings and collages by Brendan Murphy, Urban Milwaukee

Video by Cate Elsbernd

Reception photos

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